In contrast to research that focuses on the underperformance of young Black males in the British education system, the dominant notion of this volume is educational success. By aiming to understand how young, Black—notably African and Caribbean—male education plays out in different educational spaces, this book provides new insights around intersections between, and across, different structural forces and educational contexts.
Examining the political, cultural, and structural factors that shape the educational journey of young Black men in the British education system, the book will cover topics such as:
- Race, gender, and class, and the attainment gap
- Contextualising Black men’s educational narratives
- The role of family and parenting in achieving success
- The role of community resource in achieving success
Young British African and Caribbean Men Achieving Educational Success will be of interest to researchers, academics, and postgraduate students in the fields of multicultural education and gender and sexuality in education, as well as educators concerned with how Black male masculinities play out in educational discourses.
Cecile Wright is Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Nottingham, UK.
Uvanney Maylor is Professor of Education in the Institute for Research in Education, at the University of Bedfordshire, UK.
Thomas Pickup is a Principal Policy and Project Officer in local government in the UK.
Foreword: The same for Black youth in other societies. Introduction: Race, gender and class and the attainment gap. 1. Critical race theory, post-colonial, intersectional social relations and performativity of educational experience. 2. Contextualising Black men’s educational narratives. 3. Identity formation and ‘educational desire’. 4. The role of family and parenting in achieving success. 5. Social and navigational capital: community, ‘diasporic collectives’ and social actions. 6. Conclusion: A transformative agenda re- the ‘Black male crisis’.